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The independent platform for sharing experiences with medication

The independent platform for sharing experiences with medication

Experiences with medication

What is your experience of medication?
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06/06/2017
Male, 51
Overall satisfaction 4

Metoprolol (Metoprolol)
Atrial fibrillation

Satisfaction with
4
5
5
5
Given this for chest fibrillations. Works by restricting heart beat frequency and does it well, too. Had normal heart rate for two days after cardioversion but then I reverted bad to the chest fibrillations.
06/06/2017
Male, 51
Overall satisfaction 5

Sotalol (Sotalol)
Atrial fibrillation

Satisfaction with
5
5
5
5
Initially I had metoprolol followed by cardioversion. It was successful, but after two days I reverted back to permanent chest fibrillation. As a result I was switched to Solatol because the heart rate wasn't too high and Solatol works more on rhythm. Had another cardioversion and this time it seems to have worked better. Heart rate is now somewhat on the low side (41 at r[read more...]est), but I feel great. No problems with side effects. I need to run hard to get it up higher and I'm quite curious to see if I can actually get it high enough for exercise. but for the time being i'm quite satisfied.
06/06/2017
Female, 59
Overall satisfaction 1

Pravastatin (Pravastatin)
Cholesterol

Satisfaction with
1
1
3
5
Given simvastatin first of all but it gave me stomach pains and made me really nauseous as well as lightheaded and muscle pains in my arms and lower back. The pravastatin makes me really nauseous and lightheaded and gives me a bit of bother with my lower back.
06/05/2017
Female, 55
Overall satisfaction 1

Pentasa (Mesalamine)
Ulcerative colitis

Satisfaction with
3
1
1
3
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in March 2017. I was immediately started on a 6 week course of prednisolone in addition to 4 mg of Pentasa each morning and a Pentasa suppository every night. Once I'd finished the prednisolone, the problems started. The doctor advised me to stop with the Pentasa on 24 May and within 3 days the problems had disappeared and my blood l[read more...]iver function was reduced from 800 to 170 (100 is normal).
06/05/2017
Male, 38
Overall satisfaction 4

Paroxetine (Paroxetine)
Depression

Satisfaction with
4
3
3
5
Good drug for depression but I can't really recommend it. You're better off taking something natural like St John's Wort! I was once advised never to start taking paroxetine. But I was never told why. But if I had known then what I know now, I would never have started taking it. After long-term use (I've been on it now for 12 years, 30 mg) your feelings get numbed and it a[read more...]ffects your memory. Coming off it is just as bad. If you come off too quickly, your wreck your entire nervous system.
06/05/2017
Female, 38
Overall satisfaction 5

Oxazepam (Oxazepam)
Anxiety & panic disorder

Satisfaction with
5
3
3
5
Oxazepam works pretty quickly in that as soon as I feel a panic attack coming on, I can take one and it helps. I find this more appealing than using it preventatively and being dazed all day.
06/04/2017
Female, 23
Overall satisfaction 2

Citalopram (Citalopram)
Depression

Satisfaction with
2
2
2
4
I've been taking citalopram since 15 March. I started on 10 mg but I had to increase pretty quickly to 30 mg. I got loads of bad side effects. My panic attacks just seemed to get worse and I started having suicidal thoughts. So the doctors reduced my dose a bit, to 25 mg. It seemed to be a little better but I'm suffering again with suicidal thoughts and panic attacks. I wo[read more...]nder if anyone else on here has had this kind of experience with it? And if it's normal and how long it might last for...
06/04/2017
Female, 20
Overall satisfaction 4

Desloratadine (Desloratadine)
Hayfever

Satisfaction with
4
5
5
5
Great medicine, does what it needs to. Tiny little blue pill, really easy to swallow. I haven't had any side effects.